Dennis Spielman

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El Toro Chino

Translating from The Chinese Bull in Spanish, El Toro Chino is an adventure in food by fusing together Latin and Asian Cuisine in Norman. Gerry and Jennifer Reardon share their story behind the restaurant and what makes them unique.

Cocktails at El Toro Chino - photo by Dennis Spielman

El Toro Chino is located at 2801 36Th Avenue NW in Norman. For more information, including hours and menu, visit their website at

Dinner at El Toro Chino - photo by Dennis Spielman
Dinner at El Toro Chino - photo by Dennis Spielman

Deadly Repeat

An individual is trapped in a never-ending time loop with a killer and literally has seconds to live.

Alternatively, what happens to you after you binge watch Russian Doll or Groundhogs Day.

Featuring the talents of John Souders, Aaron Souders, and myself.

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If you love what we’re doing, want to see more, and before everyone else, join us on Patreon! Our patron supporters can also watch an extended cut of Deadly Repeat

The First Live Yes! Science!

In this adventure vlog, I share a behind-the-scenes look at producing my first original live studio audience show of Yes! Science!

Arianne Hunter

In the season three premiere of Yes! Science! in the new live-studio audience talk show format, Pallas the Librarian interviews Arianne Hunter about her career path as a scientist. Pallas and Arianne also make fluffy foam slime and discuss the books that inspired Arianne, “Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style” by Randy Olson and “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Arianne obtained her B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Basketball Team. After graduation in 2014, she joined the Chemistry/Biochemistry Ph.D. program at The University of Oklahoma where she is a fully funded “Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Department of Defense Scholar” and “Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellow.” Her research is focused on the development of synthetic methods to rapidly and efficiently construct pharmaceutical drug molecules in hopes of making them more affordable for the general population. During her graduate studies, she has won multiple awards and scholarships, with the most notable being the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award for her community impact in the State of Oklahoma. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public and gives scientific talks to teenagers in middle school and high school and also 50+ aged adults who continue to have a passion for learning. Arianne truly believes to solve the diverse set of scientific problems plaguing our society, we must have a diverse set of minds contributing solutions.

Thank you to Walker Terrace for hosting us and Clarity Coffee for providing our audience coffee. We’re in the process of setting up our April and May shows, so stay tuned for more Yes! Science! Pallas and I are both happy with how well our first episode went. Now that we have an episode out to show people, we believe it will be easier to get guests, get sponsors, and get more people to join us.

Stay connected with the Yes! Science! by following the series on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. This series is supported via the Patrons of The Show Starts Now Studios. Became a patron to receive early access to tickets and episodes as well as bonus content.

Brielle’s Bistro

Brielle’s Bistro in Midwest City features made from scratch comfort food, while incorporating a cajun/creole feel. In addition to the cajun menu, Brielle’s Bistro also features classic American items, burgers, a bar, weekend brunch, and breakfast all day.

Brielle’s Bistro is located at 9205 NE 23rd Street, Midwest City. For more information, including menu and hours, visit their website at

This is my first Uncovering Oklahoma video that I did about a place in Midwest City. The only other Midwest City story I’ve done was about Sooner Con, which took place in Midwest City, however, as of this year, they have moved to a bigger venue in Norman. I’m making an effort to highlight some of the other surrounding Oklahoma City metro towns, like Shawnee and Del City, which I haven’t featured before.

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